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“Monument to a mythic man”

Walt Disney Family Museum
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

Reminiscent of an American presidential library, the Walt Disney Family Museum boasts a vast displayed collection of archives and primary source materials concerning the life, artistry and business affairs of the great Walt Disney. Arranged chronologically, the museum focuses on Walt's artistic (/business) career and it does so in a manner that is both fascinating and undeniably impressive. (Relying on photos, videos, letters, and text, the multimedia setup offers an attention-keeping conveyance of the story of Walt Disney.

In the lobby prior to the gallery entrance, one can see (for free) the many many awards bestowed upon the near mythic figure over the course of his lifetime. No one (perhaps save Shakespeare) can lay claim to so great an impact on the world of entertainment as Walt and the museum is a testament to that. And I needn't remind you that he did so in a way that was fun but also moving and real, and the museum reflects that as well.

I recommend stopping in. Discounts available for AAA and military gets in free with their families.

Thank psdantonio
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

A beautiful location, near the Golden Gate Bridge. Be sure to enjoy the view from the floor to ceiling windows in the back of the museum. A legacy to Walt Disney, his family and achievements.

Thank Kathy T
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Full story and documentation about Walt Disney and his family, which are displayed in a smart and creative way. If you like Disney's movies you will enjoy this museum, give it at least 2- 3 hours visit

The museum's location is a little bit far from down town, near golden gate bridge, about 15 minutes drive by taxi and cost around $22 round trip from Union Square or you can rent a bicycle to ride there and Golden Gate bridge yourself

Thank CamelliaSG
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

This museum gives you such an in depth look into Walt Disney's life from his birth to his death. It features so many things related to both his movies & the Disneyland park & includes a short movie (included in price but you do have to get a time from the ticket desk). When we were there the film was about the things that Disney did for the 1964 World's Fair. There is also an add on exhibit that you can purchase tickets to for $5. This additional exhibit is usually the work of another artist who has worked in some capacity with Disney. This was a great experience for my family of Disney fans.

Thank Chelle715
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

What a talent and gift to us. Everything from the early "Steamboat Willy" to Mickey, his friends,
the theme parks and the movies. A very accessible venue with more info than you ever knew about Walt, his family, and the genius of his many inventions.

Thank philles1
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